Petco Foundation Commits $2.3 Million to South Texas and Louisiana Animal Welfare Organizations Following Hurricane Harvey

All funds raised in Petco stores and online through September 10 to be invested in these organizations

Petco Foundation Commits $2.3 Million to South Texas and Louisiana Animal Welfare Organizations Following Hurricane Harvey

San Antonio, TX (August 30, 2017) – The Petco Foundation announced today that all funds raised during their All For Saving Lives campaign in Petco stores and online through September 10 will directly support animal welfare organizations in the South Texas and Louisiana region.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Petco Foundation began reaching out to south Texas and Louisiana animal welfare organizations ahead of Hurricane Harvey to proactively provide supplies and support as organizations prepared to evacuate pets and take in displaced animals. As of Wednesday, organizations throughout southern Texas, including Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin, as well as those in impacted areas of Louisiana have received supplies and/or pledges of grant funding to support their Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts.

“The impact of this devastation is beyond anything that we could have imagined. Today’s focus is on doing everything we can to help save animal lives, and our efforts in the months ahead will be to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Foundation Executive Director. “After the Baton Rouge flooding just about a year ago, we provided more than $500,000 of support. We know the Harvey recovery will require millions based on the massive scope of organizations and animals impacted by this storm and we’re committed to doing all we can over the long haul.”

The All for Saving Lives campaign, which launched on August 19, celebrates the life-changing impact of pets. Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts clearly illustrates the fact that pets are family and at this time those impacted by this devastation need our support.

Individuals can join the Petco Foundation in supporting Texas and Louisiana by:

  • Donating in a Petco or Unleashed by Petco store locations or online now through September 10.
  • Adopting a new family member during the All for Saving Lives Adoption Weekend:
    • Saturday and Sunday, September 9 -10
    • All Petco and Unleashed by Petco store locations
    • Adopting frees up much-needed shelter space, allowing another life to be saved

The Petco Foundation is committed to providing immediate short-term and long-term support for animal welfare organizations to help save animal lives. With more than $200 million invested in lifesaving animal welfare work since 1999, the Foundation directs many of its investments to organizations that are significantly under-resourced, providing funding that is crucial to their ability to save lives.

To learn more about the Petco Foundation and its Hurricane Harvey response, visit www.petcofoundation.org/hurricaneharvey

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.3 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

Contact: Lisa Lane, Lisa.Lane@petco.com

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